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In celebration of 100 episodes of the Leadership Wizard segment I thought we could look at the top tips that leaders should focus on to be effective:
1. Challenge and Encourage – The leader needs to be focused on helping their team members to grow and stay motivated and that means presenting them with challenges – while at the same time encouraging and supporting them on their journey to success.
2. Communication – Good communication means that people know what they need to know when they need to know it. Leaders need to realize that people need to hear the same messages at least three times before it sinks in and perhaps even more to create a positive and proactive change.
3. Persuasion – We have done a few episodes talking about how to be more persuasive using your voice and body language. One tip is to use the word Because whenever you ask someone to do something. People resist being told what to do – however when you give people a reason – they usually will do what you want.
4. Manage Performance – Clarify your expectations, focus on positive reinforcement while also confronting and correcting unacceptable behavior and results. Your good employees need to hear that they are doing a good job and they also want to see that the marginal performers are confronted.
And remember that people perform at their best when they enjoy what they do, the people they work with and the boss they work for.
Best wishes for many more messages. Visit www.LeadershipWizard.com for more information.
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